• Full-Time Faculty
  • Gregory S. Crespi

  • Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law

"I am currently conducting research regarding some of the financial issues facing legal education. In particular, I am investigating the implications of the federal Income-Based Repayment Program for the viability of legal education in its current form, and the later income tax implications for participating law school graduates of the debt forgiveness provisions of that Program."

  • fulltime Faculty
  • Gregory S. Crespi

  • Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law

"I am currently conducting research regarding some of the financial issues facing legal education. In particular, I am investigating the implications of the federal Income-Based Repayment Program for the viability of legal education in its current form, and the later income tax implications for participating law school graduates of the debt forgiveness provisions of that Program."

Gregory S. Crespi

Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law

  • Biography

    • Professor Crespi is a 1985 graduate of the Yale Law School. Before entering law school he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa and at the University of Tulsa. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at SMU in 1990 Professor Crespi served in the White House as the Senior Counsel for the Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Crespi also practiced law with the firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Davis, Hockenberg for several years before joining the SMU faculty, working on a range of corporate and commercial law matters. He is the author of two books on securities regulation and over 60 articles on a wide range of legal topics, including disability rights, contract law, corporate law, law and economics, jurisprudence, and legal education.  He is a five-time winner of the Law School’s Teacher of the Year award.
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Contract Law
      Disability Rights
      Corporate Law
      Law and Economics
      Legal Education
       
  • Education

    • B.S., Michigan State University
      M.S., George Washington University
      Ph.D., University of Iowa
      J.D., Yale Law School
  • Courses

    • Contracts
      Economic Analysis of Law
  • Books

    • STOCKBROKER SUPERVISION: MANAGING STOCKBROKERS AND SURVIVING SANCTIONS (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1989) (coauthored with Ralph Ferrara and David Rivkin)

      REDEEMING FALLEN BROKERS:  MANAGING THE AFTERMATH OF BROKER-DEALER ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1988) (coauthored with Ralph Ferrara)

      DIRECTORSHIP YEAR-END REGULATORY REVIEW:  JANUARY 1988 (Directorship Publications 1988) (coauthored with Eric Roiter)

      DIRECTORSHIP YEAR-END REGULATORY REVIEW:  JANUARY 1987 (Directorship Publications 1987) (coauthored with Eric Roiter and Gary Kubek)